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Cappella del Corporale

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Address: Orvieto, Italy

This Gothic church, built to celebrate the so-called Miracle of Bolsena...

This Gothic church, built to celebrate the so-called Miracle of Bolsena (1263 AD,) contains the sacred corporale (altar cloth) that is locked in a huge, jewel-encrusted casket and a number of magnificent frescoes by the 14th-century painter Ugolino di Prete, which describes the miracle.

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Gem within a gem

Il Duomo is a gem in itself. And inside you will find another gem, this chapel enriched by fresco paintings, statues and the beautiful painting Madonna dei Raccomandati by Lippo... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Lesmo, Italy
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Lesmo, Italy
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Il Duomo is a gem in itself. And inside you will find another gem, this chapel enriched by fresco paintings, statues and the beautiful painting Madonna dei Raccomandati by Lippo Memmi.

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Vicenza, Italy
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

At this time, the "miracle cloth" is not displayed, and the chapel is restricted for those who wish to pray...you may look at the lovely frescoes inside, but you can't view them close up.

Thank Nancy171717
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

According to the genial Italian at the desk, the chapel houses a very special cloth. If my understanding of the gentleman was correct (my Italian being rather pants), a miracle occurred where the bread of communion, which was wrapped in the now-sacred cloth, became the blood of Christ...and this is the origin of the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

This side chapel in the Duomo is very much worth a visit. It has some confronting frescoes, but the artwork, atmosphere and spiritual experience is moving. The altar cloth is superb!

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Many visitors may not be aware of the background of the story of the Miracle of Bolsena. It concerns an event in 1263 when during the Holy Mass a consecrated Host bled and Drops of Blood fell onto the Corporal (this is the cloth used to cover the chalice in the Catholic Church). The Corporal is reserved in the chapel... More 

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Cappella del Corporale‬ ‪Orvieto‬,‎very nice place ..every thing is great , historical , but you can't take photos inside ..

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

possibly the most beautiful and ornate duomo in Italy. the facade is as stunning as anything in florence and much easier to access

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Inside the Duomo one finds a chapel that is adorned with paintings of incredible merit, worth a visit.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

Inside the Duomo to the left of the altar is this beautiful chapel featuring old frescos ans sculpture. The Corporale was not on display but a private group was participating in a mass there and we were able to celebrate from just outside the gate, a moving experience!

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Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Orvieto wall city is well worth the time to stop. The church is awesome inside and no crowds to get in your way. The paintings on the church wall a breath taking, and plenty of light to get pictures. This church rates as good a any I saw all over Italy. Take your time to visit all the shops around... More 

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